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Florida Governor Rick Scott Proclaims May 2011 as
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The 2011 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Proclamation states:
“WHEREAS, Florida’s climate and scenery make motorcycle riding an attraction in the Sunshine State, and riders consider our roadways to be some of the nation’s best for riding.
WHEREAS, motorcycles are increasingly used as a regular means of transportation; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an energy-efficient vehicle that reduces fuel consumption, traffic and parking congestion; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an important form of transportation for commuting, touring and recreation; and
WHEREAS, as a matter of safety, it is necessary to develop appropriate driving habits to handle these vehicles on Florida roadways; and
WHEREAS, more than a million drivers in Florida have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license; and
WHEREAS, to prevent injuries and deaths on Florida’s roadways, motorcyclists and motorists must be vigilant in their efforts to share the road and ensure the safety of everyone; and
WHEREAS, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month raises public awareness for a lifetime of safe motorcycle riding.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing May 2011 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”